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Mwila Musonda, more widely known by his stage name Slapdee (also stylized as Slap D) is a Zambian hip hop and rap musician. Having won multiple awards since his debut in 2006, he is often regarded one of the pioneers of Zambian hip-hop.
Birth name:Mwila Musonda
Born:27 April 1987 (age 34)
Occupation(s) Rapperrecord producerbusinessman
Associated acts:Bobby East, daywalker,Brawen, Patoranking,Cleo IceQueen,Busiswa, Mumba Yachi,Mubby Roux Koby, B-Mak, Macky 2
His musical career began in 2006 when he released “Asembe Isebenza”. After a while it got identified by promoter Sync and got the needed buzz for a rising star. Released a debut album “Asembe isebenza” and gained Slapdee a decent radio hype and generated a buzz in the Hip-hop underground. Although his debut album wasn’t a success, Slapdee released a second album So Che, launching him into a household name, with the hit songs Solola and Takwaba. The album catapulted the young rhymesmith to national stardom and confirmed what well-informed critics had suspected; The next big thing had arrived!.
During this time he collaborated with songbird Sutu on Disposable and Kamba Che. 2007/08 saw Slapdee embroiled in a bitter feud with crooner Mampi. As the beef raged, the listening public was spoilt with legendary tracks like Nizee and Sunshila. In 2009 his third album Black na White was released and quickly became a fan favourite with the hits Goldigger, Fo’Shizzy and Chishinka.
Between releasing great music and with his business ventures, Slapdee found himself in a hip hop beef with fellow rapper, Macky 2. A beef purely influenced by fans, the two continued to produce great music and came face-to-face in 2015 during a performance.
Slapdee has released 7 studio albums: Asembe Isebenza, So Che, Black na White, True Story, The Business, Black na White 2 (BW2) and Mother Tongue. Slapdee is signed to the Zambian record label XYZ Entertainments Which he owns.
Slapdee Awards & Nominations Edit
Slapdee has received nominations and awards, including the 2009 Ngoma Music Award for best hip hop artist, an AFRIMM Award nomination for Best Male (artist) Southern Africa, ZMA awards for best male and hip hop artist, and six Sun FM Kwacha Music Awards, winning three in 2017 and three in 2002.
At the 2013 Zambia Music Awards, Slapdee hit the high note when his album The Business won him six awards, including Song of the Year, Best Hip Hop Album and Best Male Album. Slapdee’s impact on the Zambian music industry is so forceful that in 2016, even before he released his album Black na White 2, his fans nominated the album for Best Hip Hop Album at the Zambia Music Awards. He also won three awards each at the 2017 and 2018 Zambia Music Awards.
Slapdee’s musical career was also recognised with an award at the MTV Africa Music Awards and six awards at the Sun FM Kwacha Music Awards. He made history, as the first Zambian rapper to win at the country’s Ngoma Awards, which celebrates the nations art industry.
Here’s the list of all his awards and nominations: 2009 – Best Hip Hop Artist at the Ngoma Music Awards (Won) 2009 – Best Male in Southern Africa at the AFRIMM Awards (Nomination) 2009 – Best Male and Hip Hop Artist at the Zambia Music Awards (Nomination) 2013 – Song of the Year at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2013 – Best Hip Hop Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2013 – Best Male Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2014 – Best Hip Hop/Rap Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2014 – Best Mainstream Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2014 – Best Male Mainstream Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Won) 2015 – Best Male Southern Africa at the AFRIMM Awards (Nominated) 2016 – Best Hip Hop Album at the Zambia Music Awards (Nominated) 2017 – Best Hip Hop Song at the Sun Fm Kwacha Music Awards (Won)
Slapdee participated in the 2017 Coke Studio Africa television series.
As of 2017, Slapdee was the most searched Zambian musician on Google.
He is the regional brand ambassador for Kung Fu Energy drink,the Frutiola drink, and the Itel mobile phone.Slapdee – 1xBet ambassador in Zambia In August 2021, a joint press conference between Slapdee and Zambia’s leading bookmaker 1xBet took place, at which the parties announced their cooperation. According to the agreement, Slapdee became a 1xBet ambassador. The collaboration provides for joint online and offline promotional campaigns, as well as a variety of pleasant offers for Slapdee fans and betting enthusiasts.
In 2019 He featured on the CNN African Voices CHANGEMAKERS as The multi-award winning Zambian hip-hop artist who helps support local kids in Zambia through his record label and raising donations for local orphanages and children’s hospitals.